To encourage participation in local road races a club Road Race League has been created.
The current League champions are:
Women: Tracy Pennington (2019)
Men: Ralph Pawling (2019)
2019 Road League
You must be a fully paid up, first claim member of the club to compete in the Road League.
Club vests must be worn for all Road League races, excluding Parkrun and the Club 10 mile.
Road League positions are based on gun times at races, rather than chip times.
The Road League consists of 11 events. Points are awarded for your position relative to other Pensby Runners. The first woman and first man home for the club will be awarded 17 points, the second 16 points and so on. In races where more than 17 Pensby women or men compete, the maximum points available will equal the number of runners, up to 22 points. For 23 or more runners 1 point will be awarded to any runner finishing in 21st place or lower. Any runner starting a race but not finishing will be awarded 1 point.
A competitor’s final score will be the sum of their seven best scores (assuming they have run more than seven races). For competitors who run seven or fewer races, their final score will be the sum of their scores.
Wirral Seaside Runs: Every race in the Wirral Seaside Run series is included in the Road League. Competitors can take part in as many or as few as they like, with their best time over the series counting as their time for this ‘event’. After the Seaside Runs have finished, Pensby best-times will be ranked and points allocated using the normal scoring system.
parkrun: This year Birkenhead Parkrun is a counter on the Road League (vests are welcome but need not be worn). Competitors have as many attempts as they like over the 18 Parkruns between and inclusive of May 2nd 2020 and August 29th 2020, to run the fastest Parkrun time they can. At the end of that period, Pensby parkrun times will be ranked as per the other races in the League (based on each competitors fastest time), and points will be awarded according to rank. Please note that in order for your parkrun time to count towards your final points total, you must have competed in at least 3 events prior to August 29th.
Club 10 mile: We will once again be finishing the League with a club 10 miler. Again, no vests needed for this race. Hopefully we can meet for food and trophies afterwards!
The races for 2020 are as follows:
Race One: Four Villages Half Marathon – Sunday January 19th
Race Two: Village Bakery Half Marathon – Sunday February 16th
Race Three: Chester Spring 5 (5 mile) – Wednesday April 8th
Race Four: Christleton 5K – Friday 15th May
Race Five: Birkenhead 5 Mile – Wednesday June 3rd
Race Six: Penny Lane 10K – June – Date TBC
Race Seven: Ellesmere Port 5K – Wednesday August 19th
Race Eight: Hoylake 10K – September – Date TBC
Race Nine: Club 10 mile – September – Date TBC
Race Ten: Wirral Seaside Runs (all dates)
Race Eleven: Birkenhead parkruns (from Saturday May 4th to Saturday August 31st inclusive)
For 2020 Pensby Runners will also continue be part of the Merseyside Road Grand Prix Competition. Details of the Grand Prix can be found at:
Recent Winners of the Road League:
2019: Tracy Pennington & Ralph Pawling
2018: Tracy Pennington & Simon Rogers
2017: Lisa Grantham & Simon Rogers